April 4, 2017

Ten tips on privacy compliance for content makers

In this post I explain briefly why privacy is a growing compliance issue for content makers and publishers, and give ten tips to miminise legal and reputational risks. In a recent case Gina Rinehart sued Channel Nine over the miniseries “House of Hancock”. Among her legal claims was that her […]
February 24, 2017

The media and privacy – new developments

On 28 March I will be presenting at the Film and TV Law Seminar on the media, privacy codes and developments in privacy law. In particular I will be reviewing ACMA’s new Privacy Guidelines and recent code breach findings. I’ll also look at privacy law developments here and in the […]
October 22, 2016

Publication risk – ten questions to ask

I’m often confronted with disbelief when I explain the legal complexities of publishing content in Australia. Here’s a simple guide: if you answer “yes” to any of these ten questions, your content probably needs legal review. 1. Does the publication include adverse comments about anyone? A defamatory publication is one […]
September 21, 2016

Some tips for running an amateur digital photography competition

Want to run an amateur digital photography competition for your school or organisation? It is now easy and virtually cost-free to run a photo competition online. In a low stakes amateur competition it’s unlikely you are going to end up in an Archibalds-worthy legal challenge. But to ensure the competition […]
March 16, 2016

NSW may get an invasion of privacy law

A right to sue publishers for damages for “negligent” invasion of privacy, including for news reporting, has been recommended by a NSW parliamentary committee. On 3 March 2016 the the NSW Standing Committee on Law and Justice published its Report no 57 Remedies for the Serious Invasion of Privacy in New […]